April 22, 2005 Lunchtime Meeting
Presentation of 50-Year Awards
and Distinguished Service Award  
Dr. Alan F. Bain
D.O., Internal Medicine,
Bio-Energetic Therapy,
The Center for Integrated Health Care
Dr. Alan Bain
Topic:   Complementary and Alternative Medicine:  Bringing the power of Bio-Energy into the Mainstream of American Medicine
Where: Monastero's Ristorante
3935 W. Devon Ave. Chicago, IL

Please note, this is a LUNCHTIME meeting, not an evening meeting.

Abstract:   Founded in 1996 by Dr. Alan F. Bain, The Center for Integrated Health Care (CIHC) is a family practice that provides patients with a unique blend of clinical therapies designed to eliminate disease.  Led by Dr. Alan F. Bain D.O., CIHC is a leading proponent of the value of melding together the best of both eastern and western medicine in the diagnosis and treatment of disease.  Today hundreds of CIHC patients are finding permanent relief from allergic conditions such as asthma, sinusitis, chronic fatigue, chronic pain, gastrointestinal disorders, and headaches.  The Chicago-based Center's professional staff is dedicated to providing clinical treatment which goes beyond your symptoms.  By merging together the best aspects of western (allopathic) and eastern (bio-energetic) medicines, the doctors at CIHC provide relief for patients with their allergy-related illnesses.  The Center For Integrated Health Care stands at the forefront of a new generation of doctors and clinics who bring about remarkable results by treating disease states holistically.

Bio-Energetic Therapy is defined as a group of techniques designed to balance the body emotionally and/or spiritually through connecting with the energetic field of the human body.  There exist many different levels and vantage points of access to the human body.  The type of therapy offered depends partly on the practitioner's skills and partly on what is required for the patient.  Dr. Bain utilizes different approaches in this therapy to help the patient achieve a greater sense of wellness and ease with regard to his/her specific ailment or complaint.

This is a European-born technique developed by Samuel Hahnemann in the early 1800's in which very specialized prepared substances are utilized to maximize the energy and overall wellness of the patient.  It requires a very meticulous gathering of information to be effective.  The patient is treated as a whole person both emotionally and physically.

Traditional medical principles including regular drug therapy are stabilizing forces for emergency and crisis situations. Doctor Bain utilizes these philosophies where they are appropriate, integrating them into a maximally beneficial combination with other complementary approaches.


Biography:   Dr. Bain is a board certified General Internist trained at the University of Illinois.  He did his undergraduate work in Biology at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, and received his medical degree from the Midwestern University Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1988. He held postgraduate internships at Residency Internal Medicine-University of Illinois at Chicago and the Riverside Osteopathic Hospital.  His work history includes private practice, Complementary and Alternative Medicine and Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois Department of Family Medicine.  He lectures frequently on the therapeutic benefits of a holistic approach to wellness. He has made several appearances on WYLL 106.7 FM radio show, Let's Talk Health Chicago.

Dr. Bain's professional affiliations include the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture, the American College of Advancement in Medicine, the American Holistic Health Association, and the Institute for Noetic Sciences International Society for the Study of Subtle Energies and Energy Medicine. He is affiliated with St. Joseph and Grant Hospitals.

Dr. Bain is a specialized practitioner in Nambudripad's Allergy Elimination Technique (N.A.E.T.), which is a unique blend of Medical Acupuncture and Applied Kinesiology. This system is designed to rid the patient of unwanted food allergies and chemical sensitivities. These allergies have been connected with many common ailments such as Asthma, Sinusitis, and Headaches of all types. Other ailments include Depression, Schizophrenia, Fibromyalgia, AIDS, and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

A meeting of the Chicago Section JOB CLUB will be held at Monastero's at 11 AM.   The JOB CLUB provides a continuing opportunity for unemployed members of the Section to meet one another, share their experiences and develop a network that may help in identifying employment opportunities.  Bring plenty of resumes and business cards to distribute to your colleagues.

The Job Club is also for employers seeking chemists.   Employers need to be prepared to describe the positions to be filled and requirements for these positions.

Should you wish to attend the Section meeting following the JOB CLUB, the fee for unemployed members is only $15 and you can continue your networking activities over dinner.  You can make your reservation on line, and indicate if you are unemployed to qualify for the discount.

Date:  Friday, April 22, 2005
Where:   Monastero's Ristorante

Job Club: 11:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
Social Hour: 11:15 AM - 12:00 Noon

Dinner: 12:00 Noon

Meeting 1:00 PM

Cost:  $30.00 for members of ACS/ $32.00 for non-members/ $15.00 for students

Reservations:   (847) 647-8405
                    by noon, Tuesday, April 19
Please honor your reservations. We must pay for all dinners ordered. No-shows will be billed.
Map and Directions -- See map page.
PARKING: Free valet parking is available


Fresh fruit cup appetizer
Garden Salad with choice of dressing

Choice of:

Broccoli and glazed carrots, penne pasta with tomato sauce
Cheese Cake with fresh strawberry sauce

Updated 3/15/05